“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Front On Terror

Or so elements of the Federal government would have you believe:

The world is beset by terrorists — witness the American hostages taken in Algeria this week — but portions of our federal government continue to obsess about alleged home-grown threats from the “far right.”

The Combating Terrorism Center, which is based at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has issued a new report on its website entitled:  “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”
 The author, Arie Perliger, is an instructor at West Point, teaching the same cadets who will, one day, become part of the next generation of leaders in the Army.  If you want more background on this person, try this excellent article.